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Ashford at a Glance

Rich History

Ashford was established around 1714. This community is home to numerous historic points of interest, including Ashford Academy, Mixer Tavern, and Knowlton Memorial Hall.

Beautiful Scenery

Ashford's rural landscape is sprinkled with streams, ponds, and dense woods. Notable rivers include Mount Hope River and Bigelow Brook, while popular ponds include Knowlton Pond and Lake Chaffee.

Outdoor Recreation

Because of its beautiful scenery and open space, Ashford is home to the the largest Boy Scout camp in the state of Connecticut, June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation.

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Ashford Quick Facts

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Population (2010): 4,317
Zip Code: 06278
Local Government: Town of Ashford
School District: Ashford School


Travel & Commute

Hartford, CT: 34 mi.
Bradley International Airport (BDL): 43 mi.
Major Roads: I-84, US-44, Nott Highway, Westford Road

What Life is Like in Ashford

Ashford is a small community that is known for its tranquil scenery, tightly knit residents, and peaceful way of life. This area features a stunning local landmark called Boston Hollow, a deep ravine that sits on an ancient fault in the highlands of Connecticut. Other interesting icons of community life are the historic schoolhouse, a tavern, and a memorial hall.

Ashford is home to one public school, Ashford School, which serves students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students 9th through 12th grades can attend nearby high schools like E. O. Smith High School in Storrs (Regional School District #19), Windham Technical High School in Willimantic, and ACT Magnet School in Willimantic.

Points of Interest in Ashford

Boston Hollow

This deep ravine in Ashford is a cleft that is well preserved, making it a unique attraction in the area. Gullies, gravel pits, and brooks are just a few of the local points of interest around Boston Hollow.

Mixer Tavern

Dating back to Colonial times, this historic tavern was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. It is located at 14 Westford Road in Ashford.

Ashford Farmers Market

Ashford isn't just known for its historic sites. The farmers market is a contemporary feature that many residents enjoy. The Ashford Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from June through October. It's located off Route 44.

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